The hopeful promise that Samsung was doing away with their bloatware applications for the Galaxy S6 is unfortunately an empty one, with no less than 56 pre-installed applications on the device.
According to Gizmodo, the Galaxy S6 has six more apps pre-installed than last years Note 4, which now include Microsoft’s suite of apps. That is combined with Google’s, Samsung’s, the carriers, and even social apps like Whatsapp and Instagram.
For a comparison, the ‘near-stock’ build of the Moto G comes with 33 pre-installed applications.
This means that of the 32GB of available storage on the basic model of the Galaxy S6, only 24GB is available to the user. In addition, the mention of being able to uninstall pre-installed applications is only true for a very slim sub-set of the selection, with most only able to be disabled.
Best get that 64GB model after all.